24 june 2005 –
A bipartisan bill has been introduced to the United States Congress that aims to finally ban the testing of
cosmetics and personal care products on animals.
The bill was introduced by US Representatives Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Don Beyer, D-Va., Joe Heck, R-Nev., and Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif and has been supported by the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society
Legislative Fund. Although testing on animals for cosmetic and personal care products is often claimed to be a rare practice in the US, the legislation aims to bring the country in line with a growing list of countries worldwide that have already introduced such
legislation, including all EU countries and Israel.